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Animal / Elephant School Saison Dark
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Brewed by XT Brewing
Style: Saison
Long Crendon, England
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Collaboration brew with Elephant School Brewing Co / Brentwood Brewery A Black Saison with Wakatu and Pacific Gem Hops. Special Belgian Saison yeast gives dry and fruity flavours on a rich dark roast malt base


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (4987) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JAN 3, 2016
cask at bag o’nails
yes, someone brewed a nz-hopped dark saison, my ideal mash-up! tastes very porter like, Belgian character is pretty minimal really giving quite a sweet latte like coffee flavour predominantly with some earthy base notes. Hops are quite dialled back but a touch of fruity esters come through late on.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stuu666 (9989) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 1, 2014
Cask at Cloisters. Pours brown, sweet, dry roast, fruity, light berry, thin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresthepath (2075) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Cask at the Reading beer festival. Brown. Loads of pepper and herbs. Especially thyme. Dry throughout. Excellent, distinctive saison. Another great XT beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
cgarvieuk (20757) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 7, 2014
Cask at the cloisters... Deep brown... Thin white lacing... Dark roast malts... Soft sweet berry fruit

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2578) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Cask cricketers arms horbury. Dark brown good beige head and lacing. Aroma is fruity malts. Taste is dark roasted malts fruity bitter sweet finish. Medium body soft carbonated. Decent.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Cask handpull, PoW, Hinckley, 15/03/14. Deep ruby capped with beige. Raspberry-hinting sour nose with Flemish splashes. Dusty underlying perfume; lactic and vegetal hints, coal and chicory. Just a slightly mucky, souring stout really. And there’s nowt wrong with that.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
downender (7795) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 18, 2014
Cask-conditioned, on gravity, at Bristol Beer Festival, March 2014. Deep brown with a decent, off-white head. Yeasty berry fruits, orange peel, some grassy hops and a moderately bitter finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (18075) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Cask at the Ivy House - Nunhead, London. Pours clear, dark brown with a frothy, light beige head. The aroma has toasted brown bread with nips of Belgian yeast. Light sweet flavor with blackened toast, dried dark berries, burnt earth bitterness, suggestions of bitter cocoa. Light bodied with fine carbonation and a silky mouthfeel. Finishes with more bitter earth, some yeasty dark fruits, faint cocoa, dirt, more burnt toast. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (21560) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
19th February 2014
Chelmsford Winter Beer Festival, KEGS. Cask. Murky dark brown beer, good pale tan head. Palate is light, dry and crisp. Good carbonation here! Very good condition! Light tangy malts, whisper of dark character. Nice tangy citric peel hops, orange and a little grapefruit. Whisper of sherbet. Light dry finish. Pretty good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (16932) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 1, 2014
Cask at Merton Winter Beer Festival. Black beer lasting beige head. Saison yeast aroma. Some hop some dirty flavour. Some hop sting on the finish. Little bit of carbonation. Ok. Banana aroma


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